Rabat - U.S. Soul singer Pharell Williams is at it again. After his global hit single "Happy" overtook the Internet and became the viral dance craze of 2013, he has just released his follow up “Freedom.”
Rabat – U.S. Soul singer Pharell Williams is at it again. After his global hit single “Happy” overtook the Internet and became the viral dance craze of 2013, he has just released his follow up “Freedom.”
Pharell William’s “Happy” video led to a worldwide craze of remixes, commercials and mega fame. Although it’s hard to imagine his follow up, which was just released two weeks ago, being any bigger than “Happy, it’s making an impressive run on YouTube with more than 4 millions of views already.
Unlike William’s previous songs, “Freedom” seems a protesting song. It demands freedom in its every incarnation. Fitting with the song’s title, the video presents a series of scenes of what freedom looks like around the world.
Multiple American media reports suggested that “Freedom” may be Williams’ most direct and powerful protest statement to date.
Last year, Williams’ “Happy” has been highly successful, peaking at No. 1 in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and 19 other countries.
The music video was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. In the week ending April 11, 2015, it dropped out of the official UK top 75 chart after 70 consecutive weeks. A live rendition of the song won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.